Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Ave Eva! The Way of Anthroposophia: The Eternal Feminine leads us ever onward and upward

"Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour."
— Luke 1:46-47

Rudolf Steiner:   "The quieter we are, the more can happen through us in the spiritual world. We simply cannot say that anything happens in the spiritual world as a result of hurry and excitement. We need to develop loving participation in a mood of soul calmness for what is to happen, and then wait patiently to see how things come to pass. This calmness of soul, which in the spiritual world is creative, does not quite have its equal in ordinary physical life. It is similar on higher levels of earthly existence to the sphere of knowledge and of the arts. Here we have something analogous. The artist who cannot wait will not be able to create the highest he is capable of. For this, he needs patience and inner calmness of soul until the right moment dawns, until the intuition comes. One who seeks to create according to a schedule will produce only works of inferior quality. He who seeks to create, be it the smallest work, prompted by an outer stimulus will not succeed as well as if he had waited quietly with loving devotion for the moment of inspiration — we might say: for the moment of grace. The same is true of the spiritual world. In it there is no rush and excitement, but only calmness of soul."

Anandamayi Ma
"The sight of God in woman is the most perfect of all."  — Ibn Arabi

Rudolf Steiner:  "When you designate some being with the word Eva, and then wish to express something more, something that is related to this word as the spiritual is to the material, you can apply the reflected image, Ave. This sequence of syllables by which the Virgin is addressed actually affects in the human organism the exact opposite of the word Eva. Another such transposition, adding a 'J,' is the word 'Jahve,' as used for God in the Old Testament. A person on the path of higher knowledge can experience every aspect of the relationship between Jahve and Eva by delving into the nature of the speech tones involved."

"There is a woman at the beginning of all great things."   Alphonse de Lamartine

Rudolf Steiner:  Love saturated with wisdom or wisdom penetrated with love is the highest goal. “The eternal feminine draws us forward.” [The closing lines of Goethe's Faust.] The feminine is that element in the world which strives outward in order to be fructified by the eternal elements of life.

"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."  — J. D. Salinger

We were together.

I forget the rest.

"Beauty awakens the soul to act." — Dante


Washed in the Blood of the Lamb are We
Awash in a Sonburst Sea
You—Love—and I—Love—and Love Divine:
We are the Trinity

You—Love—and I—We are One-Two-Three
Twining Eternally
Two—Yes—and One—Yes—and also Three:
One Dual Trinity
Radiant Calvary
Ultimate Mystery

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